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British Columbia Family Law Practice, 2018 Edition + E-Book

This book covers the Divorce Act, Child Support Guidelines, the B.C. Child, Family and Community Service Act, Family Law Act and other federal and provincial family legislation.
Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 9780433495294

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A One-Stop Resource for Practising Family Law in British Columbia – With annotations of all key family law statutes, Child Support Guidelines and practice rules

British Columbia Family Law Practice, 2018 Edition is once again your source for all the annotated legislation that a B.C. family law professional needs. This new edition reflects recent court approaches in interpreting and applying the Divorce Act, Child Support Guidelines, the B.C. Child, Family and Community Service Act, Family Law Act and other federal and provincial family legislation. It also continues to offer the original Ministry interpretations of every FLA provision, and cross-references to help you negotiate the new legislation.

Highlights of the New Edition

  • Discussion of key recent B.C. Court of Appeal decisions such as:
    • Hsieh v. Lui (Orders for contributions to special and extraordinary s. 7 expenses being discretionary)
    • Shih v. Shih (standard of proof for claims of excluded property under s. 85 of FLA)
  • Discussion of key recent B.C. Supreme Court decisions such as:
    • McMillan v. McMillan (competence-competence principles regarding review of arbitrator's factual findings)
    • D.D. (Re) (Court's jurisdiction to declare parentage under s. 31 of FLA)
    • Maguire v. Maguire (Division of Property; Fair Market Value)
    • K.R. v. J.W. (wrongful denial of parenting time)
  • Legislative amendments to:
    • Adoption Act, from S.B.C. 2017, c. 4, ss. 1-7, in force March 16, 2017
    • Child, Family and Community Service Act, from S.B.C. 2015, c. 42, ss. 14-16, in force October 17, 2016
    • Child, Family and Community Service Regulations, from B.C. Reg. 240/2016, ss. 1, 2, in force October 17, 2016
  • Updated appendices of directories of BC Family Mediators, Parent Co-ordinators and Child Interviewers

Unique Features

  • E-book format – Access the information you need, whenever and wherever you need it, on your computer or mobile device
  • Fully annotated Divorce Act – Featuring comprehensive case law coverage from across Canada, along with case law, cross-references and commentary annotations of all the other statutes, federal Child Support Guidelines and practice rules
  • Explanations of key sections of the Divorce Act, Child Support Guidelines, and Family Law Act – Featuring comprehensive case law coverage from across Canada with cross-references to the new B.C. Supreme Court Family Rules
  • Full text of the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines & User's Guide– Introduction by Trudi Brown, Q.C., and cases showing how they have been applied
  • Federal Child Support Guidelines tables for British Columbia – Extensive case annotations, making the child support quantum numbers readily accessible
  • Expert-written practitioner's notes – Alerting you to key cases and statutory provisions, including case law which helps interpret the new Family Rules
  • Relevant cases – Covering important precedents for legal points across Canada not yet addressed by B.C. courts, and showing how the provision has been applied in practice
  • Scan-friendly limitations table – To ensure filing deadlines are met

An Invaluable Reference for

  • Family lawyers and mediators who need legislation, practice rules and key cases in one convenient, portable format
  • Judges who require an authoritative source of all pertinent national and provincial jurisprudence
  • Students of family law who want the easiest way to access and understand its jurisdictional complexities
  • Legal clerks and assistants who need accessible forms and a reliable procedural limitations table to meet all filing timelines

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Table of contents

Limitations Table

Part I – Substantive Law
1: Federal Legislation and Regulations

  • Divorce Act (Annotated) and Regulations
  • Federal Child Support Guidelines (Annotated) and Table
  • Civil Marriage Act
  • Assisted Human Reproduction Act
  • Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act

2: British Columbia Legislation and Regulations

  • Adoption Act (Annotated) and Regulations
  • Child, Family and Community Service Act (Annotated) and Regulation
  • Family Law Act (Annotated)
  • Family Relations Act (Parts 5 and 6 - Annotated)
  • Marriage Act
  • Name Act
  • Vital Statistics Act

3: Miscellaneous Statutory Provisions

  • Law and Equity Act (B.C.) s. 60 (Annotated)
  • Canada Pension Plan ss. 53–55.3
  • Income Tax Act ss. 56, 56.1, 60, 60.1(1)–(4), 252(1)–(4)

Part II – Enforcement
1: Federal Legislation and Regulations

  • Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and Regulations
  • Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act ss. 2, 3, 31–47

2: British Columbia Legislation and Regulations

  • Family Maintenance Enforcement Act and Regulation
  • Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act and Regulation
  • Land (Spouse Protection) Act
  • Partition of Property Act s. 6 (Annotated)

Part III – Practice Rules
B.C. Supreme Court Act, s. 18
B.C. Supreme Court Family Law Rules (Annotated)
B.C. Provincial Court (Family) Rules (Annotated)
B.C. Provincial Court (Child, Family and Community Service Act) Rules
B.C. Court of Appeal Act and Rules
Family Practice Directions 1-7
Appendices
1. Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines & Revised User's Guide
2. B.C. Family Mediators contact information
3. B.C. Child Interviewers contact information
4. B.C. Parent Co-ordinators contact information